larstangaa (104) - DENMARK - JAN 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Distinct fresh hops with grapefruit and floral notes. Very refreshing - great summer-APA.
(Tasted at the BASMOF NytŚrskur 07/08 12-01-2008)
sjolles85 (104) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great Pale Ale... Fresh Hop is exactly what it is... Pours a medium golden..off white head that last the entire beer. Hops on top of Hops. One of my favorite Pale Ales.
Chef Chad (104) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 15, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This is a fantastic Beer. Pours a nice creamy off white head that last. Amazing Citrus and Hoptastic Aroma on the nose. A nice smooth mouthfeel that most pale ales canít pull off. Flavor is citrus and Hops. Delicious Delicious Delicious
GoBlue (104) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 10, 2006
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear copper appearance with white head. Stong American hop aroma with a slightly grassy smell. Flavor mostly about the hops with the grassiness appearing here as well. Decent malt. Overall nice, but grassiness clearly detracts. Too big for a Pale Ale, should be an IPA
joshj2176 (103) - California, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Copper color with a long lasting one-finger head and nice lacing. Citrusy and floral hop aroma. Upfront the taste is biscuity malt then some powerful citrus flavor. Medium bodied.
lhns03 (103) - Denver, Colorado, USA - OCT 29, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Fresh hop in all of itís dank, wet forest glory. Pour is really pretty with a clear copper gold and a thick, rocky white head. Aroma is super grassy, dank, wet, vegetal, with just a hint of lemon. The flavors are brighter but remain very fresh hop like with more of the citrus showing through and good balance from caramel malts. Good medium body with lots of fresh carbonation. Solid styled fresh hop/wet hop pale ale.
beerbiere (101) - Montrťal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 12, 2008
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Orange in color, poor head retention. Herbal/citrus american hops aroma - the name speaks for itself. Defintely on the bitter side although not overwhelming. Good balance of hops VS malts."Very appetizing in its bouquet."
boccefloyd (101) - Bon Air, Virginia, USA - NOV 24, 2010
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
What is the appeal of "fresh Hops" I have not found it yet. Am I just old and stuck in my old-school ways? I think itís a fad that needs to end. Enough for the soap box. This beer has a great look. Itís golden and the white head just rocks the glass and stays. On the nose Iím getting some malt sweetness and some citrus hops and some grassyness. but it is nothing all that special. Medium body with a drying bitter finish. Now, for the important part, Iím getting bitter and grass in the taste. The malt really is not coming through for me. This is an average, at best, APA.
gferd (99) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JUN 21, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Beautiful head and coppery color. Aroma is very hoppy, very much northwestern. Hints of crystal malts. Flavor is fab. Plenty of hop flavor - grassy and citrusy - without being very bitter at all decent malt balance. Quite good, and felt pretty fresh to me. All in all, not terribly complex, but delicious and adequately named
hoptimist (99) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 10, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Big fresh hop aroma presenting grassy and hay-like notes. Some slight malt sweetness creeps in as well. Appearance is copper-gold color with a barely off-white head with decent retention. Slightly hazy and low carbonation. Taste big bitterness, medium sweetness and some nice fruity esters noticeable on tasting more that in aroma only. Medium body, kind of a sticky/oily texture, medium carbonation. Bitter attack, good malt backbone in middle and a long dry finish. Iíve had many fresh hop beers, IPAís being the fave, but this is a very enjoyable beer that I wouldnít hesitate to have again, but might pick something in a slightly lower price range that has reasonably similar good beerness to offer.